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A group of women sit around a table in an upstairs room of a church on Milwaukee's north side.

Some have mugs of coffee in front of them. Others have pastries or other snacks nearby.

Today's topic: anger. The women take turns speaking, and whoever is holding a plush frog has the floor.

The words tumble out as the women express their frustrations: from the everyday concerns — their kids aren't listening to them, or they're trying to move to a safer neighborhood — to deeper trauma, like abusive relationships, abandonment and sexual assault.

For many of the women, it's the first time anyone has asked about their lives and their feelings.

Ken Notes: Thumbs up! We so often design programs without knowing what the problems are. The first step in solving a problem is talking to the client...

Read More At: http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/women-find-support-as-they-work-to-escape-lives-of-prostitution-b99361989z1-277695951.html



- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 41 Date: 10/7/2014 9:46:01 AM -